I absolutely love to read. So much so, that my librarian will order me books that she thinks I will like.
Often times, I run out of trilogies recommended to me or can’t find any more books I haven’t read by my favorite authors. When that happens, I take a trip to my local library and browse the shelves, seeking out interesting books I have never read. Sometimes, I find nothing and just read a book from my collection over and over. Other times, however, I am able to find a newly bought and shelved library book to read. That is how I found Seraphina, or how the book found me.
Seraphina was sitting on the stand next to the shelves, proudly being shown off by the library as a “new read”. I picked it up, intrigued by the dragon on the cover, and flipped it open to read the little description on the inside of the book’s jacket. At first, I was absolutely horrified! How could they turn a dragon into this? I almost threw the book across the room. But of course, my curios nature got the better of me and I took it home – was I in for a wonderful surprise! After the first two chapters, disgusted, I was about to give up on the book. But something told me to keep going. I was glad I did! I warmed up to the dragons and began to actually love them. The story and its characters were starting to become real, and in a very well-written way on this brilliant author’s part. I began to laugh with them, cry with them, and feel their pain.
I don’t want to give away any spoilers, so I will stop at that. So, if you enjoy well-written fantasy books, full of wonderfully developed characters and action that will keep you on edge from chapter to chapter, than this book is the book for you! I would recommend this fun book to any and all – over the age of 13 maybe due to the more advanced vocabulary. Seraphina by Rachel Hartman is a wonderful read that I would give a whopping five stars to! I
loved do love this book!